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Tuesday October 06, 2009
05:30 AM

The First Perl-Workshop in Kazakhistan

28 November is the date of the first Kazakh Perl Workshop.

The workshop is to happen in Kostanay (Kustanay) city in the North of Kazakhstan.

Registration and talk submissions are open:

Kazakh Perl Workshop 2009 has been organized by Perl.KZ team together with us, the'ers. This is the 13th event organized since 2007 by the same team in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Uzbekistan, Latvia and now in Kazakhstan.

To the end of the year we still have two more events: the Second Belarussian Perl Workshop in Minsk on 17 October, and the First Baltic Perl Workshop in Riga (Latvia) on 21 November.

Monday October 05, 2009
01:54 PM

“The way to Perl 6++”

I have just submitted a talk with the title “The way to Perl 6++” to forecoming Baltic Perl Workshop.

In the talk I'll explain my approach to compiling Perl 6 sources, and how I see it after having 8 years of living with Perl 6.

You are still able to join the first Baltic Perl Workshop (21st November, Riga, Latvia) to discuss the compiler there.

Saturday October 03, 2009
02:10 PM

PlanetPerl.RU launched

Alex Kapranoff has launched website. It agregates the feeds of all (known) Russian blogs, live journals etc., where we write about Perl.

In January this year there was a hackmeet in Moscow, where members were creating an application “Globus” (“The Globe”). is based on the idea of it, whilst being implemented from scratch.

It is worth to note that runs on top of Plagger (the heavy tool that was used in Globus), and uses modified Perlanet.

I am very excited about the site, at least because I could find there more people and their writings, about which I have never heard before.

Information in detail is available in Alex's post about launching the site.

Monday September 21, 2009
06:16 AM

My fast Perl 6 machine

I've made the "proof of concept" programme that parses and compiles quite simple Perl 6 programme and runs it extremely fast.

Web interfece to the programme is on the page

I started from an algorithm of finding prime numbers because when I run the same programme under Rakudo, I have to wait more than 20 seconds to get the answer for 5-digit number 15511. I believe Perl 6 programmes may run faster.

I am going to explain how that woks in a lightning talk at Italian Perl Workshop in October.

Thursday September 03, 2009
02:58 PM

The lack of comments in Iron Man

There are 195 authors listed on Iron Man page (I have registered two separate blogs myself).

Two hundred is definetely cool. But what really sad is that the number of commens tends to zero.

Iron Man initiative should nominate "Iron Commenter" position as well :-)

06:57 AM

Perl Books in Moscow

I was very impressed when saw 10 (ten!) books on Perl in one of the book stores in Moscow this morning.

Have not seen such a diversity since 2000.

Wednesday August 26, 2009
05:15 AM

Translating Perl 6 terms

Perl 6 documentation gives a number of difficulties with translation of new terms.

There is a new thing "capture" as a reference replacement.

No one knows how to translate that to Russian. A word for "reference" would cause confusions for those who know Perl 5. A word which is used in a context of saving media data (screen capture, for example) is not acceptable at all (as it is translating back to English close to "conquest").

"Capture" could be translated as "binding" in sence that they produce an object which links other objects inside it. But there are := and ::= operators, which are binding ones already.

A discussion in's mailing list now came to intermediate solution to name "Captures" as "bindings" in Russian and original "Binging" as "Creating aliases".

Tuesday July 14, 2009
05:40 AM

say deadlock

Imagine you have to teach a bit of Perl. The first thing you'd probably say is "say". Yes, I hope you'd prefer to use 5.10 for teaching and at the first lesson wouldn't mention that there exist another 5x version which is not fully compatible with 5.10.

You can start teaching from print "Hello\n", having to explain the meaning of slash-n only, but it is rather boring to use "print" when you have working "say". But to run a programme with "say" you have to either use version or feature pragma, or use Modern::Perl. These are much more things to explain now.

Thus if you would like to demonstrate the brilliant short name "say", you have to bring with it odd and long instructions just to turn "say" on.

Thursday June 25, 2009
05:45 PM

Baltic Perl Workshop

I would like to announce the pilot Perl event in Baltic States: Baltic Perl Workshop 2009.

It happens on 21st of November, 2009 in Riga, the capital of Latvia.

The workshop is free.

Venue is located in the beautiful center of Old Town. Konventa hotel offers special price for attendees of Baltic Perl Workshop: 50 € per night (single or double room).

Please consider attending first ever Baltic Perl Workshop (there will be no more first one). Talk submissions are open.

Sunday June 21, 2009
07:55 AM

Baltic Perl Workshop (pilot)

Nothing to say yet, just a link to the poster.

More information in August.